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This is book number 1 in the Geeky Fab Five series.
Lucy Monroe’s first day at Earhart Elementary is one for the yearbook: By recess she has launched herself off the rusty monkey bars and ended up face down onto the blacktop. The principal closes the rickety playground, and now the whole school is mad! What’s a new girl to do? Create a band of geeky friends to build a cool new playground together! Easy, right?
Join Lucy, the gang, Hubble the snarky kitty, and their TV reporter buddy, Suzy Pundergast, to find out if they can prove the meanies wrong because when girls stick together, anything is possible!
LUCY LAREAU co-created the GEEKY FAB FIVE STEM girls series with her mom based on her own real-life experiences in elementary school, where students learn to make a difference. Now in middle school, Lucy lives in Illinois with her parents, brothers, and sister, along with three cats, including Tom, who's inspired Hubble.
LIZ LAREAU, M.A., co-authors the GEEKY FAB FIVE series with her daughter, Lucy, to inspire all girls to realize their potential and work together for a better world. Liz has been telling stories as a mom, public relations executive, and former TV news reporter and anchor for more than 30 years.
Geeky Fab 5 has an explicit purpose — to show girls taking part in STEM activities. I support that, and this book achieves its goal–comicsworthreading.com
We see here that girls can achieve anything they set their hearts and minds to. This story does have ordinary kids doing the extraordinary. The kids do look cute as well as realistic in their style. Girls do rule! — firstcomicsnews.com
“Themes of female empowerment resonate throughout the episodic chapters. Fans will look forward to seeing what the protagonists get up to next.”– Publishers Weekly
"the book includes fascinating trivia and plenty of encouragement for STEM-inclined kids." - School Library Journal
Beautifully written, grabs-you-in-the-gut story of Celi's first crush, conflicting with a long-time friendship, mixed with the turbulence of her emotions around getting her first period. See how she's wrapped in love by her female relations ina ceremony based on her Mesoamerican ancestors. - Nikki